Rudra Singha Originally published in DNA on 26 Feb 2017 When we speak of medieval Assam, Lachit Barphukan is perhaps the only name known to us, for his exploits against the Mughals. But the person who took Assam to its cultural and political zenith was a king named Rudra Singha, who ruled between 1696 and... Continue Reading →

A piping hot cup of tea is something we routinely drink and also offer any and every guest. In fact, it is so common a courtesy, that not being offered a cup of tea would seem rude to many people! Let us see how tea began it’s journey in the jungles of Assam as a... Continue Reading →

The Senapati of the kingdom of Koch Behar led many victorious military campaigns. He also gave protection to Shrimant Shankaradeva and rebuilt the destroyed Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. Read more about him in this article by me , originally published in DNA : Chilarai - Swift as a kite Koch warrior

The great Ahom king Rudra Singha had mobilised 4 lakh soldiers to invade Mughal-ruled Bengal, but his untimely death at Guwahati stalled the campaign Read my full article in DNA Newspaper  - Rudra Singha Check out my book on Lachit Barphukan at Amazon India

Aneesh Gokhale is the author of "Brahmaputra" - The Story of Lachit Barphukan . The book is about the Assam - Mughal war of the 1660s.

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